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      Testimonials and Attorney Endorsements

      “He is down to earth and I felt comfortable discussing my issues with him.”

      “Tom represented me through a highly contentious and complicated child custody case that lasted for almost one year. Throughout the entirety of the case, he exuded a high degree of professionalism and a keen understanding of family law. He walked me through every step of the arduous legal process, making sure I had a good understanding of it. He fought vigilantly and methodically for me during all court proceedings. Most importantly, while my case was oftentimes emotionally charged, Tom always remained calm and provided a high level of support, empathy and compassion. My case ended favorably and I owe it to Tom. Without hesitation, I would recommend him for any family law matter.”
      Jennifer E.

      “Tom took my case when there was little time left for trial. i was abandoned by my prior attorney with no reason given just before trial and Tom negotiated in 2-3 weeks a settlement that my prior atty couldn’t do in 2.5 years. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He will do his best and he is honest.”


      “Tom expertly navigated my long, drawn out divorce and simplified the complex process. Tom has excellent communication, takes time to answer questions in layman’s terms and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Thomas Stinson and will continue to use his services and refer him to friends and family!”
      Tamera K.

      “I was very hesitant to hire another lawyer regarding my family issues due to past experiences. I found Tom online and decided to give him a visit as an upcoming case matter needed lawyer representation. Upon meeting with Tom he was very polite and forthcoming. Tom guided me and helped me through the entire process keeping me well represented the entire way. Tom was very understanding of money issues and worked with me to come up with the best resolution for what I could afford. I would recommend Tom to anybody going through a divorce or dealing with child issues. All of my calls and emails were answered within a 24 hour period.”

      John S.

      “Mr. Stinson was very professional and caring. He took the time to answer all of my questions and definitely went above & beyond what I was expecting for a first time consultation. He was very knowledgeable and well versed in all areas of Law & legal rights. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional and knowledgeable legal services!”


      “Mr. Stinson is a real professional and excellent to work with. He helped build our confidence on our case, with what we had provided to him. He kept communication with us in a simple manner that all parties fully understood what we were dealing with, and the possible outcomes. Very easy to talk to (I dealt with an efficient but aggressive attorney before him that not all parties could emotionally work/deal with) and I felt very comfortable giving him my honest declaration for my case.”
      Ella A.

      “I was dealing with a very contentious divorce and I needed someone to represent me in court. Tom was recommended to me and I found him to be knowledgeable, personal, ethical, and compassionate. In my opinion Tom Stinson is the professional you should contact to advise and represent you.” From the very beginning my experience with Tom was incredibly positive and he represented me in a way that I felt very comfortable. I recommend Tom without hesitation.”


      “I first met Tom while I was desperately looking for an attorney to represent me as I was being taken advantage of by my ex partner’s Lawyer. We, my ex and I, were so far apart on what we thought was a fair settlement and without Tom’s representation her lawyer was about to legally settle the case without my input or side of the story.
      I had a very hard time trying to find a law firm to even hear my case. I was in a long-term relationship, but not married (dumb move on my part) and most lawyers in Santa Cruz were not interested in even hearing what I had to say let alone represent me. When I first met in Tom’s office, his demeanor was calming and reassuring. He let me know what the facts were in my case, as far as the law was concerned, and let me know what options I had if I wanted to spend the money to have a judge hear my case.
      I would undoubtedly hire Tom again, and I fully recommend him in the matters of Family Law. He is a straight up, compassionate, and professional attorney that I am very, very happy to have hired to represent me.”
      John C.

      “Tom was referred to me from the Self Help Center(great resource) at the SC family law courthouse in Watsonville. He was professional as well as kind and I felt like he invested in my case right away. Tom was also knowledgeable and competent which made me feel that I was in good hands.”

      Michael D

      Attorney Endorsements

      “Tom is an honest and forthright attorney with a good command of the law and understanding of the emotional nature of family law. An excellent colleague to work with.”

      Michael Strebe

      “I endorse and trust this lawyer for your difficult and contentious family law matter.”

      Stuart Kirchick

      “I know Thomas as a colleague practicing in Santa Cruz County. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer my clients, my friends, or my family to him. He is truly dedicated to his clients.”
      Ajla Husic

      “I’ve worked with Tom as opposing counsel on a number of family law cases. Tom is a consummate professional. He responds in a timely manner, provides thoughtful insight into the issues and has a strong commitment to his clients. I can certainly endorse him and I appreciate the opportunity to work with him.”

      Brian Myers

      “I have known Mr. Stinson for a number of years. He is dedicated to his clients and readily responds to issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer both personal friends as well as current clients to Mr. Stinson.”
      Jordan Ciliberto